Introducing Power Manager 5. A major update to the Mac automation and energy saving tool.
Allowing permission for Power Manager to run your scripts.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.6.5 for Mac.
Learn how to keep your Mac awake while Time Machine is running.
Learn how to clone a Power Manager schedule using the command line tool pmctl.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager 4.6.4 for Mac.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager 4.6.3 and Power Manager Professional for Mac.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager 4.6.2 for Mac.
Learn how to automatically mount a drive or volume on macOS to a schedule.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.6.1 for Mac.
Learn how to view Power Manager's log entries in macOS's Unified Logging system.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.6 for Mac.
Learn how to automatically shut down a Mac quietly without notifications.
Learn how to run a script just before automatically logging out an inactive Mac.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.5.4 for OS X and macOS.
Learn how to show a warning before an inactivity triggered event occurs.
Learn how to trigger an on-demand event from the macOS Power Manager application.
Learn how to add on-demand behaviour to your Power Manager events. On-demand allows you to perform events manually, at any time.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.5.3 for OS X.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.5.2 for OS X.
We talk about the removal of PowerManager.framework from the Power Manager application and what it means for the supporting applications and tools.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.5.1 for OS X.
Learn how to launch an application after a delay on OS X after logging in.
A little advice about using the sleep trigger and why it may not be what you want to use.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager and Power Manager Professional 4.5 for OS X.
How to improve when your Mac media server goes to sleep after periods of inactivity. In this recipe we combine Power Manager's inactivity trigger with a custom condition to ensure no media is playing.
On-demand events are Power Manager events that can be manually triggered at any time. In this recipe we open on-demand events up to non-administrators.
Announcing Power Manager and Power Manager Pro v4.4.1 for OS X.
Power Manager uses OS X's Notification Center. In this recipe we walk through how to customise the alert's behaviour.
How to make your scripts wait for the user to log out before continuing. In this recipe we use Power Manager's await log out action.
Announcing Power Manager and Power Manager Pro v4.4 for OS X.
We recommend updating to the latest Power Manager. In this article we show you how to update with the built-in updater and avoid running an old scheduler.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager 4.3.4 for Mac OS X.
When disaster strikes, having a backup of your work is critical. Here is how to backup your Power Manager schedule.
Power Manager includes sun observation triggers that let you schedule events at sunrise and sunset anywhere in the world. In this recipe we will walk through how to set this up.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager 4.3.3 for Mac OS X.
Learn how to change or spoof your MacBook's wireless MAC address. This recipe make use of on-demand event with Power Manager.
There are limits to what Automator can achieve and one fragile action in particular is the focus of this article, Automator's "Watch Me Do".
Having a looping presentation on a television or projector is great for attracting attention. The presentation allows people to learn more even when your hands are full dealing with others.
There appear to be problems with Microsoft PowerPoint and OS X 10.10. As you may be using Power Manager to automate presentations, these problems will likely affect your schedules.
Learn how run a script when your Mac powers on or wakes up with Power Manager. This recipe can be expanded to schedule AppleScripts and Automator workflows.
Power Manager lets you create your own events. To get started, first create an empty event; this recipe shows you how.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager 4.3.2 for Mac OS X.
AppleScript changed in Keynote 6.2.2. Find out how to fix your auto-playing presentation scripts and events.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager 4.3.1 for Mac OS X.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager 4.3 for Mac OS X.
Automate away the time consuming task of repairing disk permissions on Mac OS X. We create a Power Manager event to call the diskutil repair command once a week to avoid permission problems building up.
We step through installing Power Manager on a remote Mac over the network.
Support for OS X 10.7 returns with Power Manager 4.2.1 for Mac OS X.
Announcing the launch of Power Manager 4.2 for Mac OS X.
Adam Christianson of MacCast fame recommends DssW Power Manager in his latest podcast.
News about the latest preview of Power Manager 4.2
Significant changes are on the way with Power Manager 4.2. Learn what has changed and how it will affect you.
Learn how to run a shell script when your computer has been left inactive.
Power Manager is able to safely shut down your Mac before the built-in battery runs out of power. Power Manager can also do the same for Uninterruptible Power Supply connected Macs.
Power Manager works hard to ensure users are notified of pending events. These notifications take the form of warning notifications, a count down timer in the menu bar, and full screen alerts as significant events perform. A few are required but most are optional. However, sometimes people want to turn off the optional built-in notifications.
You can use Power Manager to run an AppleScript when you wake up your Mac. Running an AppleScript when your Mac wakes up can be used to automate repetitive configuration tasks, such as mounting disks, or establishing a connection to a particular wireless network.
You may want to provide non-administrator colleagues with the ability to trigger on-demand events. This can be particularly useful where an event is used to perform back ups or run a script requiring elevated privileges. Let's look at how to ease this security requirement.